With unpredictable floods causing havoc in the state, Malayalam movies that were supposed to release for Onam had been postponed. There has sensibly been no discussion or talk of the movies in the past few days, and quite a few actors have also been actively involved in helping with the relief work, in one way or the other.
As of now Theevandi, a political satire, with Tovino Thomas playing the role of a chain smoker, is going to release on September 7. So is Ranam, a crime drama featuring Prithviraj Sukumaran, says Vikraman, manager at the Kerala Film Chamber of Commerce.
Mammoottyâ€™s comedy entertainer Oru Kuttanadan Blog is now expected to release on September 14. Biju Menonâ€™s gangster comedy Padayottam (which apparently has nothing to do with the old classic by the same name) will also be coming out that day, Vikraman adds.
Varathan, the much anticipated drama by Amal Neerad with Fahadh Faasil and Aishwarya Lekshmi in the lead and Nazriya taking the role of a producer, is scheduled to release on September 20. Two other movies are also charted for that day â€“ Mangalyalm Thanthunanena and Johny Johny Yes Appa, both with Kunchacko Boban in the lead. Mangalyamâ€¦ also marks the debut of Soumya Sadanandan who won the National Award for her documentary Chembai.
On the final weekend, there are two more releases. Chalakudikaran Changathi, which director Vinayan has made as a tribute to late actor Kalabhavan Mani, will be out on September 28. Lilli, a revenge thriller by Prasobh Vijayan, is expected to release the same day.
Nivin Paulyâ€™s much awaited period film Kayamkulam Kochunni, directed by Rosshan Andrewws, is expected to be further delayed and come out some time in October. Mohanlalâ€™s Odiyan with that new look that had invited a lot of responses from Malayalam movie audiences, is also scheduled for an October release. Kayamkulam Kochunni, too, in fact has Mohanlal playing an extended cameo.